Welcome to this weeks Virtual Service, brought to you by Rev David Burt.
14th June 2020
🎶 The Church is Wherever Gods People are Praising
📖 Psalm 8
📖 Matthew Chapter 9 Verse 35 – Chapter 10 Verse 8
God of compassion,
in a world in which we sometimes struggle
to understand what it might mean today
to have a plentiful harvest,
but know all too well what it means
to have few labourers,
we bring our prayers for other people
and our prayers for ourselves
as a community of faith,
endeavouring to live out our commitment
as your disciples.
We pray for all those who feel
the weight of oppression and persecution
in their lives individually and as a community;
may they know a sense of belonging
and may we speak up
to confront injustice wherever
and however we find it.
We pray for all those who are grieving
a loss of someone special to them,
and who sense so viscerally
the division and isolation that loss can bring;
may they know your comforting presence
and may we open our hearts
in whatever way we can
to be a supportive friend.
We pray for all those who worry
and know the struggle that the next
months and years will be for them,
with less income and greater costs,
with job insecurity and fewer opportunities;
may they know your steadfast companionship
and may we be generous
in our solidarity.
We pray for all those whose labour
is not recognised or appreciated,
and those who feel they have been excluded
from the riches and opportunities
that have blessed others;
may they demand recognition
and may we stand with all those
whom others seek to make scapegoats.
We pray for all those in positions of leadership
with difficult decisions to make
and responsibilities to heed;
may they be guided by a spirit of duty to all,
and with a clarity of thought
that will help them navigate
and may we be supportive and questioning,
generous and honest.
Hear our prayers, Lord God,
offered in your name.
Hear us now as together we pray:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.
🎶 Will you come and follow me